April 24, 2012
Caleb Neelon in Allston
Caleb Neelon was born in 1976 in Boston and is based in neighboring Cambridge. His paintings and installation artwork have appeared in venues all over the world.
Caleb Neelon was born in 1976 in Boston and is based in neighboring Cambridge. His paintings and installation artwork have appeared in venues such as the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Laguna Beach Art Museum, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Dafen Art Museum of Shenzhen, Mills Gallery, White Walls, and Space 1026, as murals on walls in Kathmandu, Reykjavik, Bermuda, Calcutta, Sao Paulo, across Europe and Central America, and in dozens of books, magazines, and newspapers around the world. Caleb Neelon’s Book of Awesome, his first artist monograph, is a 2009 release from Gingko Press.
Caleb is co-author (with Roger Gastman) of the landmark 2011 HarperCollins book The History of American Graffiti, and is also co-author of the 2005 Thames and Hudson book Graffiti Brasil and 2007′sStreet World from Thames and Hudson (UK), Abrams (USA), National Geographic (DE) and other international co-editions, author and illustrator of the 2004 children’s book, Lilman Makes a Name for Himself, author of new Gingko Press release Delusional: The Story of the Jonathan LeVine Gallery, and a collaborator on nearly a dozen other books. In the past ten years, Caleb’s writing has been a contributing editor to Juxtapoz, editor-at-large at Swindle, and contributor to Print and several other periodicals.
Allston is one of those ‘central booking’ neighborhoods of Boston, where every young person lives at some point. While it’s a popular place for college students at BU, BC, and several other area schools to live, it’s also popular with young artists and musicians. It’s a hub for bands, houses where entire bands live, basement shows still happen, and the vibe feels genuinely young and energetic. Places like Orchard Skate Shop and Gallery have brought in great new energy to an already bustling environment.